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Your fleece is contaminating our oysters

This story originally appeared on KCTS9/EarthFix. Sarah Dudas doesn’t mind shucking an oyster or a clam in the name of science. But sit down with her…

On San Juan Island, saving the life of a rare butterfly

Deer graze on tall prairie grass. Bushy-tailed foxes chase rabbits across a windswept landscape. Bald eagles perch along cliffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de…

Flora, fauna and phones? Mt. Rainier eyes cellphone service

This article originally appeared on EarthFix. The Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise is where most people come first when they visit Mount Rainier National Park.…

Seattle’s new seawall: Holding back the tide, protecting salmon

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. Thousands of tourists migrate to Seattle’s waterfront each year to experience the ferry rides, kitschy stores and sweeping views…

The Pacific Northwest’s fix-it movement is growing

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. Paul Savino’s first patient of the day collapsed under the weight of an overgrown child. He's seen these symptoms…

The Northwest may get its own Keystone XL, But it’s XXL

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. You’ve heard of Keystone XL, the controversial pipeline rejected by the Obama administration but approved last month by President Trump.…

The quest to create a greener guitar

This article originally appeared on KCTS 9 and Earthfix. Steve McMinn ducks into the hollow of an old maple tree and tears a chunk of wood…

Wildlife refuge renamed for Native American leader

This story originally appeared on KCTS9/EarthFix. Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife…